Cabinetry in the kitchen could consume as much as 40% to 50% of your remodeling budget. For this reason you should consider the quality of cabinet construction when you are making your purchase, such as the material, structure, and joinery work.
If you are purchasing your cabinets from a manufacturer, there are four styles or categories for cabinets available for purchase, at varying prices. Each type is distinct from the other. Also their quality varies from manufacturers.
1. Knockdown cabinets are ready to assemble cabinets. They are an economical choice, but they are unfinished and you must put the pieces together yourself. You may also have to stain and paint these cabinets yourself. Some creativity and style will be needed to make these cabinets look stylish in your kitchen, but they are ideal if you are on a tight budget.
2. Stock cabinets are cabinets that are ready to buy and deliver. They come in a variety of standard sizes, styles, and colour.You can create your own custom style with stock cabinets when you mix and match them.
3. Custom cabinets are built to the designer’s specification and are made from scratch. They are not readily available so you will have to wait until they are completed, this may take up to three months; but the wait is worth it. You get a fine craftsmanship look, so custom cabinets are not cheap.
4. Semi-custom cabinets are somewhat like custom cabinets, but they are made to measure. That is, a cabinet company would make adjustments to the cabinets to fit your specific needs, such as size and finish. Cost for semi-custom cabinets vary depending on the quality, finish, and extra features you ordered.